Ayurveda & Yoga
The word “yoga” is of Sanskrit origin, it means: connection, unification. Yoga practices work in their entirety, creating a balance of body, mind, consciousness and soul. In this way, yoga helps to solve, overcome everyday trials, problems and worries. With yoga, we get closer to knowing ourselves, to a higher level of understanding of the meaning of our lives and our relationship with our higher Self. During yoga, we only pay attention to ourselves, our inner feelings, the outside world will be secondary to this time. The word yoga, according to Patanjali (about 2,500 years ago), is to control and calm the waves of thought. Yoga leads those who are on a spiritual path through the union of the individual Self and the universal Self to the highest knowledge and eternal happiness. Yoga is the supreme cosmic principle, “the light of life,” the universal creative consciousness that is always alert, never dormant, and that has been, is, and will be forever.
Ayurveda is native to India. It has been called the science of health and longevity for more than 5,000 years. It works with the five main elements (ether, air, fire, water, and earth) that are found in various proportions in our universe, including the human body. These elements make up the doshas, body / mind types (vata, pitta, kapha). Optimal health requires a balance of these doshas, which can be achieved through Ayurvedic lifestyle exercises, the use of herbs, meditation, yoga, and eating appropriate to our type. Ayurveda is the science of health and longevity, yoga is the science of self-realization. Together, these ancient sister-sciences can promote the health of the body, mind, emotions, and the senses.